Charcoal grilling just got a lot easier. The Performer charcoal grill uses a gas-assist starter to light the coals, so there's no more hassling with lighter fluid or waiting for the gassy vapors to subside. Weber's Touch-N-Go gas ignition system conveniently ignites the briquettes with the push of a button. The Performer's sturdy, hinged grate offers a 22-1/2-inch-diameter cooking space-plenty of room for party burgers and steaks for all at large gatherings. Knowing that a grill ought to have as much prep space as cooking space, Weber gave the Performer an extra large prep surface. A weather-protected Char-Bin storage container keeps up to 20 pounds of charcoal nice and dry, which is an especially nice feature to have if you tend to forget things out in the rain. A removable aluminum ash catcher makes cleaning a snap. And, a heavy-duty, hinged cooking grate makes it easy to add briquettes. Crack-proof, all-weather wheels roll smoothly when it's time to move, and they lock down tight for safety. The Performer also features porcelain-enamel, rust-resistant coating; a One-Touch cleaning system; a built-in thermometer; and three hooks for hanging barbecue tools. The grill measures 50-1/4 by 40 by 28-1/2 inches assembled. --Brian Olson
Forget charcoal lighter fluid. No more electric starters. The Performer charcoal grill uses a gas assist to light the coals fast. Charcoal cooking with the convenience of a gas grill. Plenty of cook space with a 22 1/2" porcelain-enameled bowl and lid, other features included are a factory-assembled stainless steel One-Touch cleaning system with a removable black aluminum ash catcher, heavy-duty plated hinged cooking grate makes it easy to add briquets, Charbin storage container keeps up to 20 pounds of charcoal dry, Touch-N-Go gas ignition system, dual purpose thermometer built into the lid, Tuck-Away lid holder, and locking casters and crackproof all-weather wheels make this grill a charcoal lovers dream.